WAMC Northeast Report

Weekdays, 3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
with Brian Shields
Brian Shields

Northeast Report and Northeast Report - Late Edition are two half hour magazines of news and information, aired every weekday from 3:30PM-4:00PM just before All Things Considered... and again from 6:05PM - 6:30PM just before Marketplace. Northeast Report feature reports from WAMC News bureau chiefs...plus commentary, arts news and interviews, the latest weather forecast and an afternoon business wrap-up. The program is hosted by WAMC Senior Correspondent Brian Shields who has been with WAMC for 24 years as senior news anchor, host and reporter. 

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New England News
5:34 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Project Seeks To Build Partnerships Between Anti-violence, Anti-poverty Advocats

Credit WAMC

Anti-violence advocates in western Massachusetts are working to help women escape from their abusers and to escape poverty.

   The focus at rape crisis centers and emergency shelters for battered women has been on healing physical and emotional scars. Now more  must be done to help mend economic wounds, according to Debra Robbin, Deputy Director of Jane Doe Inc., the Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence.

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Arts & Culture
3:50 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Audrey Kupferberg: Stories We Tell

Sarah Polley’s unusual documentary, STORIES WE TELL, was released on DVD earlier this month.  It is an outstanding genre piece and a fascinating study of human behavior.  If one views it as a low-budget Canadian production about a Canadian show-business family, it might just get lost in the shuffle of Fall video releases.  That would be a shame, because STORIES WE TELL has plenty to say—and a very creative way of saying it!

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Weather
3:45 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas outlines the expected weather patterns for the weekend. 

WAMC News
3:32 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck On Power Plant Pollution

The Environmental Protection Agency says global warming is one of the most significant public health threats of our time. That's according to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. McCarthy is defending a plan to curb carbon pollution in a speech this morning. She says global warming is not just about melting glaciers. The proposal is the first significant step in President Barack Obama's climate plan, but the plan only deals with future power plants. Judith Enck is the EPA Regional Administrator.

WAMC News
3:09 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

House Bill Snips SNAP

Credit Jennifer Chait, flickr

47 million Americans are enrolled in SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or "food stamps."  Thursday, the GOP-led House passed a bill to cut spending for food stamps by $39 billion over 10 years. 

The defeat of the 2013 Farm Bill in the House back in June came as a wakeup call to some as cuts to SNAP became a major hurdle to progress in getting Congress to bolster farm and food programs.

In July, the House approved a measure dropping nutrition programs from the farm bill. No Democrats voted in favor of the revised House bill.

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Hudson Valley News
7:07 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Manhattanville College Hosts Pete Seeger For Writing Discussion

Credit Courtesy of Manhattanville College

Folk singer, activist, and environmentalist Pete Seeger will discuss writing in times of social upheaval social upheaval and change at Manhattanville College in Westchester County Friday evening.

Mark Nowak is director of the MFA program in creative writing at Manhattanville College in Purchase. He says he hatched the idea of inviting Beacon resident Pete Seeger for a writers talk a few years ago with Hudson Valley activist Connie Hogarth, who founded the Connie Hogarth Center for Social Action at Manhattanville College. Nowak says the idea grew to the following.

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WAMC News
6:30 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Push For Immigration Reform

The National Dream Act Coalition is demanding action from Congress and President Barack Obama to stop the foot-dragging on comprehensive immigration reform. The tone of the 11th-hour effort was set by Tuesday's appearance of President Obama on Telemundo.

More than 1,000 people are deported everyday under the Obama administration. Obama told Telemundo that he does not have authority to halt deportations, but advocates should not give up on reform.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

UVM Professor Attends White House Summit on Food Marketing

First Lady Michelle Obama delivers remarks during a "Let's Move!" food marketing convening in the State Dining Room of the White House, Sept. 18, 2013.
Credit Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon

First Lady Michelle Obama hosted a meeting Wednesday on food marketing to children. A researcher from the University of Vermont was among the experts invited to the White House.

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New York News
6:06 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Casino Referendum Wording Increases Odds That Amendment Will Pass, Say Critics

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This November, voters in New York will decide whether the state will allow up to seven new resort style gambling casinos, when they have the choice of saying yes or no to an amendment.  But the wording of the actual referendum on the ballot may increase the odds of the new casinos being approved.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:54 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Rabbi Dan Ornstein: Searching For Khaled

I was a twenty-one year old junior in college when I met Khaled Nusseibeh.  We were both undergraduates at Columbia University in New York thirty years ago, and my memories of him and our brief friendship are now quite old and likely distorted.

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